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back early because of the fiscal cliff. dagen: steve, thanks. >> take care, dagen. dennis: our next guest is predicting a santa rally with markets in the green the last week of the year and into early january. the chief investment strategist of raymond james is joining us now. there's a track record on your side about the last week of december. >> that's right, usually the last week and the week before is when the last of the retail selling takes place and there tends to be upside vacuum between christmas and first couple days of the year. 70% probability of being an up shortened week. dennis: you don't see that percentage going down because of the cliff and all that? >> i think your previous guest was right. i lived inside the d.c. beltway. i think they will come together. they won't get a grand solution, but i think they could get the first step of maybe 500,000 as your other guest suggested in terms of the definition of what wealthy is. i think he's also right on boehner. boehner has been under tremendous personal pressure to cut a deal, and when the new congress sits on january
to their senses soon. ashley: nobody knows why, but i'm tired of saying "fiscal cliff," i know that. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> and cindy who ran off. thank you very much. that's the floor show. washington running out of time to avert the fiscal cliff and after plan b, well, that got nowhere, the house g.o.p. insists it's the senate's turn to suggest a plan, but the senate, well, yet to make a move. peter barnes joining us from dc with the littest on, what, doesn't seem to be going anywhere? we have the speaker, peter, stuck in a blizzard in ohio. >> yeah, that's right, ash, and we've got the senate coming back in tomorrow, and the president coming back into tossen so everybody -- into town so everybody is looking to harry reid, the senate democratic leader and the president to make a move here in the standoff, white house and senate democratic staff were discussing steps to avert the cliff monday. we didn't get an update on the status of the conversations from the white house today. a spokesperson for senator reid saying, quote, nothing to report, no conversations with re
hanger, i'm tired of saying "fiscal cliff. i'll use "cliff hanger." thank you so much for being here. >> you're welcome. ashley: i said it would be fun; right? >> yeah. ashley: very optimistic. the closing bell rings in 37 minutes. by the way, it is the endless search for yield. money flowing into corporate bonds like there is no tomorrow, especially junk bonds. the question is is it too late for investors to get in on the action. lance robert, the ceo of street talk advisers, find out why he thinks stocks are better with consistent returns and pay healthy diff denldz. makes sense. his top picks coming up next in a fox business exclusive. ♪ ashley: face call cliff, fiscal cliff, fiscal cliff, that's three more times, holding stocks hostage, down fifth day in a row. energy stocks notably weak again today. six down days in a row so check out the energy select spider exchange traded fund. it's xle, and it's basically a proxy for the energy complex, oil producers, service providers, pipeline operators, and xle, as you see, up 1.25%. in terms of the individual names, exxon mobile down 1
of averting the fiscal cliff. shibani? shibani: thanks very much, rich. we're also learning house speaker bain are is not in fact returning to the capitol. leaving the ball in the senate's court. if we do get any sort of statement out of any senators that were involved we'll of course bring that to you. david: well the president is always talking about math and it is just a matter of simple math things don't add up. well, he is right. increase of expenditures in his administration has gone up 25% from his predecessor. if we can put up the figure, the full screen that we have showing that. in 2008 we spent about $2983 -- $2.98 trillion. that went up as you can see in the next year primarily because of the extra spending with the stimulus program but it didn't really slow down. it just kept up at the increased level. how is the president going to get the money to fund his new spending? that's a question that our next guest has been thinking long and hard about. he is thomas fanning, chairman, ceo and president of southern company. he is one of the energy giants in the country, if not the univers
railroad -- mirror thanks to the fiscal cliff of all things. that is coming up. of course president obama comments on the fiscal cliff at 5:45 eastern. keep it right here on fox business because, do you ever have too much money? so, , this board gives me rates for progressive direct and other car insurance companies? yes. but you're progressive, and they're them. yes. but they're here. yes. are you...? there? yes. no. are you them? i'm me. but those rates are for... them. so them are here. yes! you want to run through it again? no, i'm good. you got it? yes. rates for us and them -- now that's progressive. call or click today. adam: that's a live picture of the white house inside the press briefing room. president obama is going to make comments from the pest room 5:45 eastern regarding the fiscal cliff. as soon as he comes into the briefing room and takes to the podium fox business will bring us his statement live right here. >>> but firsts more sabre-rattling coming out of iran. the rogue state launching major military exercises. served in the u.s. navy for 11 years. i would imag
, plastics. spencer patton, jonathan hoenig, thank you very much. just when you thought the fiscal cliff was a lot of fun we get the debt ceiling. that will be a load of joy, wouldn't it. oil companies are not just the only winners from the u.s. production boom. billions of dollars are about to be dumped on a huge variety of businesses this year. details whh businesses will see some big-time gains and how you can get in on the action. >>> plus iran launches six days of war games in the strait of hormuz. is the regime preparing to stir up trouble in the one of the world's critical oil routes? more "money" coming up adam: if you're just joining us it has been a wild day in those negotiations over the fiscal cliff. president obama's meeting with congressional leaders ended about an hour ago. the president will make a statement on the fiscal cliff at 5:45 eastern time. we'll take that same live at fbn we have a picture of the white house for you and we will keep you posted when the president comes to the camera. >>> the oil boom doing more than increasing chances we'll become energy independ
things down the road. thank you both very much. >> thank you. tom: coming up, forget the fiscal cliff. you are also facing the dairy cliff. yes. if congress does not move fast, you're going to get note that the supermarket, a you're going to pay a lot more for that milk and cheese . hurricanes and the victims need help. washington is using the storm to pay for things like alaskan fisheries and new cars for bureaucrats. this one is going to drive you nuts. ♪ it was the biggest race of the year, and no matteoqat, i was gonna win. someti[js...things happen you just canoi explain. )a ♪ oh, i believe there e angels among us... ♪r> and some things ar more importanthan winning. #% ♪ sent iíwn to us #]from somewhere up(above ♪r2 #o♪hey come to you and me ♪ i don't remember who won the ra that day...r2 ♪ to show usfr how to live, ♪ ... bui'll(never forget how i felt. ♪ to teach us f:how to give ♪ to guide us with the light of love. ♪ but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung func
of the fiscal cliff. a little hard to take him at his neck? that's my "two cents more". that's it for tonight "willis report." thank you for joining us. don't forget to tape the show. if you can't testify. have a great night moments ago, president obama saying he still has hope. >> i'm optimistic we may still be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time. senators reid and mcconnell are working on such an agreement as we speak. >> and as we speak, rich edson is live in washington with the very latest. >> well, it's up to the senate. staffers and a majority leader harry reid, minority leader mitch mcconnell are trying to negotiate a scaled-down debt deal to avoid some of the fiscal cliff and take other major decisions on taxes and spending to the future. again, in an afternoon white house meeting president obama pitch a debt plan he had outlined a week ago, prevent a tax increase for income of less than to an effective thousand dollars per year and extend long-term unemployment benefits. senate leaders are using that framework to try to craft a proposal to pass both houses of
taking things down the road. thank you both very much. >> thank you. tom: coming up, forget the fiscal cliff. you are also facing the dairy cliff. yes. if congress does n move fast, you're going to get note that the supermarket, and you're going to pay a lot more fr that milk and cheese . hurricanes and the victims need help. waington is using the storm to pay for things like alaskan fisheries and new cars for bureaucrats. this one is going to drive you nuts. ♪ [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. tr
: coming up, forget the fiscal cliff. you are also facing the dairy cliff. yes. if congress does not move fast, you're going to get note that the supermarket, and you're going to pay a lot more for that milk and cheese . hurricanes and the victims need help. washington is using the storm to pay for things like alaskan fisheries and new cars for bureaucrats. this one is going to drive you nuts. ♪ progressive claims. this is flo. i need you. i feel so alone. but you're not alone. i knew you'd come. like i could stay away. you know i can't do this without you. you'll never have to. you're always there for me. shh! i'll get you a rental car. i could also use an umbrella. fall in love with progressive's claims service. ♪ tom: the senate just passing the $60 billion hurricane s&p relief bill in the last hour. now heads to the house for a possible weekend vote. the senate passing is good news for the victims of sandy, but the bill is also packed with projects that have nothing to do with the storm, like a new roof for the smithsonian museum. i'm sure there would like a new roof, but this is
%. dennis: thank you. growing pessimism with less than a week until the fiscal cliff deadline. 50% of americans say we would get a deal, 48% saying it is a no go according to a new gallup poll and that is a big change from a poll conducted last week. we are joined by washington bureau chief jerry side. john bbehner and republicans were unable to do it. now the focus and pressure shifts to the senate and the democrats. >> in the senate is democrats and republicans because last year when we were in this fix couldn't get out of the debt ceiling crisis it was harry reid, the democrat leader in the senate and mcconnell, the republican leader who emerged as adults in the room and worked up something that got through congress. we are on the verge of something like that or at least an attempt to replicate that. how much of a role will whitehouse play, might just be as in 2011 the two senate leaders decide they can take care of this themselves. we will see when president obama gets back tomorrow. dennis: small, thinking a smaller deal rather than something sweeping. >> there was a sense th
: the fiscal cliff is the big story. that is not the only thing that could mean major changes for you and your wallet next year. changes for healthcare. that is coming up next. shibani: we are also waiting for the president's remarks live from the white house. we will bring them to you live. ♪ droid dna augmentation initiated. vision expanding to a 5-inch 1080p hd display and camera. touch acquiring nfc. hearing evolng with beats audio. wireless charging activated. introducing droid dna by htc. it's not an upgrade to your phone. it's an upgrade to yourself. the 952013 kicks off, affordable care act will be front and center. we know there will be an eventful year. what are some of the biggest things we need to keep an eye on >> the biggest thing is the affordable care act. the obama administration sees this as the key here for getting it implemented. there is a problem with that, though. most of the governors do not want to participate. ashley: if they do not participate, does that mean the federal government comes in and takes over? >> that is exactly what it means. the federal government co
. stocks slid for the 30 straight session. mediocre holiday seas and deadlock over fiscal cliff gave investors little to get excited about. the dow fell 24 points. the so-called fear index or the vix, soaring more than 4%. fiscal cliff concerns pushed the index to the highest level since july. one bright spot though was on the housing fnt. the monthly case-shiller report found october home prices rose 4.3% mpared with a year earlier. the data giving a late sign of recovery in the housing market is actually gaining traction. first our top story, president obama, cutting his vacation short, flying back to washington, d.c. tonight to work on afiscal cliff deal. now, if the stakes weren't high enough, the treasury department upped ante just a short time ago. it announced the u.s. will hit the debt ceiling on december 31st that is monday. treasury department is undertaking and this is a quote, extraordinary measures to postpone the country's date with the debt deadline, but will this bring a new sense of urgency and motivate politicians to reach a budget deal. joining us now, lindsey pieg
, thank you for coming on tonight. speak always my pleasure, thank you.l gerri: it is fiscal cliff season and christmas season but also oscar season with some of the mostd critically acclaimed fils of the year and moviegoers flocked to the best of the best. and some films few actually go to even of a star for the upggest hollywood. those stars make up the top five most overpaid actors. number five, jack black. i love jackst black.late his latest film earned only $7 million. for every dollar he was paid his film returned only about $5. not good enough, sorry. number four, sandra bullock. her film sent her oscar-winningc role in "the blind side" have all been flopped at the box office.n. number three, reese witherspoon. apparently she makes bad decisions about which films she does.la her last two including the unheard-of film "the means war" all bombed. for every dollar she is paid to film returned less than $4. number two, emmy winner catherine hagel. her first film was her huge success, but her last movie "one for the money" only earned $37 million, it costs $40 million to make. and numb
be described as a stopgap proposal, one to avoid the full impact of the fiscal cliff. it will allow congress to again take another crack at finding some way to deal with spending cuts and tax reform. gerri: stay with us, rich edson. thank you so much for that report. turning now to our guests. it's up to harry reid and mitch mcconnell, the two leaders in the senate. trying to craft something. how likely is it that there would be a bill that passed the senate and house? after all, that is the problem we have had a long. >> well, first, we have not en any details of this package. we are talking completel off-the-cuff, but we know will not be at 250. i think carrie reed has problems from new york like dianne feinein of california, and 250 will be a big pill to swallow. this is a fiscal cliff that we can have 50 days, 60 days down the road. it does not fix the problem if you ill have these taxes on $250,000 and above. as rich edson said, this is going to be another deadline in congress has to have. i think everyone needs to get comfortable with the fact that we are going to have these kinds of s
illness. thank you both for being iljudith miller among our gifts. >> suddenly fiscal cliff is looking steeper and cse noted economist arthur lapert joins us to tell us how this game >> is very sad, but this legislation is what is said. the legislation has the expiration of the tax cuts after 10 years. if nothing is done, all tax rates go up. what you see happening allowing some of them to go, all of them to go up, it is a very difficult situation for speaker boehner and the house republicans to be in. i feel very sorry for them. they are caught in a trap. lou: a trap, a conundrum that s perfectly visible. it was transparent where we would be. and the republicans, the republican leadership, the republican national committee. all of the so-call wise men and women of the party did absolutely nothing to prepare for this strategic moment, and they are coming up woefully short. >> that's very true. you knew it happened 10 years ago when there was a provision that this was going to happen. here it is. i think the key for the republicans from my standpoint is to get this over with as quickly
and safe and be loved. goodnight. fore this fiscal cliff thing happens. melissa francis is next. melissa: merry christmas eve, everyone. north american aerospace commander norad is currently tracking santa's progress. so far he has delivered within 2.3 billion gives. he has a way to go. my little guys are still waiting for their presence. captain, thank you for joining me. is there anything santa should look out for? >> not at all. we are looking very carefully. it looks like it will be smooth sailing for santa tonight. melissa: how is his progress so far? 2.3 billion is a lot of gifts. he has a lot of ground to cover. >> he is only about a third of the way through his journey. he is down in the and arctic area heading towards madagascar. it looks like he will be right over the eastern part of the united states at about 9:00 p.m. tonight. melissa: where has he been so far? >> so far, he has covered all of asia. he started off in the island and moved over to japan, russia, india, and is making his way up the east side of africa. melissa: you do not see any weather problems later tonight i
, thank you very much. we'll talk about the fiscal cliff ad knaus see yum. that's what we do when you're talking about the economy. appreciate you both being here. it is the fiscal cliff gridlock which is helping to suck the holiday cheer out of many shoppers. a new report says u.s. holiday sales climbed just .7 of a percent over last year. that is their slowest rate of growth since 2008 when the recession was in full force but are people just temporarily stuffing their money in the mattress due to the fiscal cliff? or is this the start of a long-term spending halt by consumers? joining us to discuss all of this is retail analyst. we appreciate you being here. we were reporting about this today on the fox business network. one i think it was mastercard spending pulse saying it actually not the fiscal cliff, it was superstorm sandy. >> right. adam: at the end. day are consumers pulling back? doesn't matter if it was the storm or fear they're pulling back, right. >> that was a real good point you made. mastercard said this these numbers were becoming a concern for the consumer back in o
. thank you. thank you very much. gerri: fiscal stiffed. that is of americans feel after congress failed to reach a deal on taxes and spending. as a result we are going of the fiscal cliff. joining me now, former adviser to president george w. bush and doug shown, democratic strategist and fox news contributor. welcome to you both. >> thank you so much. gerri: am i surprised by what is happening? no. and my interest? no. and so of start with you. how would you grade the president's lead on this issue today? >> well, i'm not trying to give anyone a good mark, the president by and certainly not congress. i hope my colleague in the spirit of the new year would recognize that the entire political establishment has let us down. we are going to get at best that deal on taxes, not going to get anything to reform entitlements or spending. in my question to you, do you think republicans in the house should vote for this deal? gerri: wait a minute. before you go to that i want to mention, we should acknowledge your that there is still a possibility the senate will vote on these ideas that we have
regulations. liz: thank you. good to be with you, sir. really appreciated. forget the fiscal cliff. more an action from d.c. could leave another glass half empty. sandra smith with us with today's trade. sandra: people's grocery bills may go up. you are talking about that exclusion of a farm bill that may not be part of the fiscal cliff negotiations even if we do get a deal that by the end of the year. tom vill sack has been trying to get everyone into a room to hammer out a five-year deal. he has already conceded that it is unlikely that we will see that done and those farm subsidies could come out of the market. analysts are saying that prices could go up to the six to eight dollars a gallon range. milk just one of the many grocery items that could go up in prices. this is one aspect that maybe you have not thought about when it comes to your wallet. sterling smith over at citigroup says we could see less milk consumption. a lot of those dairy farmers could go out of business. liz: thank you for that, xander. the president back in washington, d.c. to deal with the fiscal crisis. he rep
cliff resolution ends up being. joining us now is randy warren, warren financial services cio. thanks for joining us. >> nice to be here. thank you. shibani: so right off the top, i would love to know, why is it that etfs you feel can be a little bit more resistant to the waves coming in, the shockwaves coming out of d.c.? >> i think you go for some sectors that aren't necessarily in the crosshairs of what's going on in the house and in the senate right now. so i'm looking at things like the financial sector. it's been beaten down over the last few years. we all know about all the history that's gone on since 2007, 2008, some of the banks failed, some of the big banks failed and also the problems in europe. a lot of the banks had trouble in europe over the last couple of years. they are starting to rebound now. there's an opportunity for improvement in the financial sector. david: i want to pull you back a second randy before we talk about specifics and talk about when, you know, timing is everything. you can buy at the right time or wrong time. you have something called an event hori
. thank you very much. as if the fiscal cliff wasn't bad enough, tim geithner now taking on emergency action on our nation's that. we are about to run up on another debt ceiling. liz macdonald amistad index. lori: we have apple ceo tim cook taking the giant pay cuts in his first full year on the job. 2 -- hundred of millions of dollars. details coming up. as we do every day at this time, take a look at oil. oil down a little bit, $90.63 a barrel. we will be right back. let tracy: tim geithner taking people by surprise a new u.s. will hit the desk limits on monday. we don't have enough going on. this is months earlier than expected. liz macdonald is here with the bottom line. now what? liz: we have the treasury secretary's letter that was sent to harry reid and other members of congress where he is invoking extraordinary measures to avoid having the u.s. default on its debts. it needs to pay interest costs on the debt that is rolling over so suspending sale of u.s. securities to local governments when the locals basically cash out or get the new t-bonds, to come up with cash and suspen
. gerri: next, many homeowners rushing to rush and to dump their property ahead of the fiscal cliff. dolly will join us after the break and dreaming of a white christmas and then there is this. coming up, how mother nature is putting a damper on things the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone likes 50% more... [ midwestern/chicago accent ] cheddar! yeah! 50 percent more [yodeling] yodel-ay-ee-oo. 50% more flash. [ southern accent ] 50 percent more taters. that's where tots come from. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you earn. it's the card for people who like more cash. 50% more spy stuff. what's in your wallet? this car is too small. means the world to me. and one of the most important things any parent can do is make sure their kids get active at least 60 minutes each day. studies show that physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy, it can enhance important skills, like concentration and problem solving, which ca
right. well who needs washington? starbucks actually has a plan to brew a fiscal cliff deal. now in a letter to starbucks employees ceo howard schultz asked employees at its d.c. area store to write, come together, on coffee cups when serving customers thursday and friday. rather than be bystanders you and your customers have the opportunity and i believe we all have a responsibility to send our elected officials a respectful but pointed message, urging them to come together to find common ground. this is not the first time starbucks has taken a political stand. during the debt ceiling debate in august 2011, schultz made a splash calling for boycott of political contributions it u.s. lawmakers until they struck a bipartisan deal. starbucks shares at this point down slightly, 48 cents. imagine john boehner going into starbucks and they write on the cup, come together. hello. lori: boehner, this is directly to you. tracy: exactly. howard schultz is on the campaign to fix the debt. he is one of the ceos that has come out. lori: he has nothing to lose being advocate, being outspoken.
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to really spill the truth what all this tax talk and fiscal cliff concerns really mean for businesses an your money. jim amos, chairman of planet smoothie. we have the ceo of fast signs and the jamie richardson the vice president of white castle. we have a power panel on today. thank you all for joining us. i want to start with some news from clarence otis, ceo of darden restaurants. obviously he came out and said that the forecast for his company going forward is looking bleak for a couple of different reasons. he said the negative media coverage that focused on darden and how they might accommodate health care reform has really hurt the company. he was someone who came out and said they would have to go ahead and use many more part-time workers because obamacare was simply too expensive. there was a big backlash against that. so he is going to have to go ahead and as a result, they will keep their full-time workers on. they will really stuck with the cost of obamacare. he also said, you know, they're having a tough time because people aren't coming into the restaurants because econo
% on the day. dagen: thank you so much. we are heading into the final hours before the fiscal cliff arrives. let's send it down to peter barnes. where is mitch mcconnell and harry reid, what is he up to? >> mitch mcconnell is chatting with vice president biden. he has been tasked over here to try to find some sort offdeal, some sort of agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff. they have a lot of history together. twenty-three years in the senate together. they have a good working relationship. people call biden the mcconnell whisper around here. they are able to at least talk and get things done. they have been key players in the last negotiation. i have to tell you, dagen, the white house and the vice president office are not telling anything about the talks. harry reid seems to be on the sidelines right now. dagen: the idea of mitch mcconnell in the vice president whispering to one another in each other's ears, just, well, leaves me with no words. [ laughter ] i think i should end it there before i embarrass myself. >> that is okay. the horse whisperer, the mcconnell whisper -- dagen: the dog
's not forget that, please. liz, thank you very much indeed. no matter what the outcome on the fiscal cliff, looks like the g.o.p. will end up getting a big proportion of the blame. demonize speaker boehner, celebrate president obama, what do the republican strategists say about that? find out next. music is a universal language. but when i was ian accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get ere i'm from. and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never msed a beat. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. stuart: stocks are dead flat as of right now. futures were higher over a report that maybe some progress had been made on this fiscal cliff thing? but all of that green did not last, right now the dow industrials are up all of 1 point. congressional leaders closing -- so we hear, maybe closing on a deal that would prevent milk prices from doubling next year. key lead
appreciate it. >> thank you. >> happy new year. gerri: how would you describe today's closed-door fiscal cliff meeting between the president and congressional leaders? do you believe it was a political stunt or real negotiation? la mancha geiwillis.com, vote on the right-hand side of the screen, i will share the results of the end of the show. still ahead night, it's not just the fiscal cliff mess that congress has left undone. there is a whole lot of other work that our lawmakers should have done this year but did not. i will tell you all about it. and we will be right back the capital one cash rewards card gis you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone...but her likes 50% more cash. but i'm upping my game. do you want a candy cane? yes! do you want the puppy? yes! do you want a tricycle? yes! do you want 50 percent more cash? no! ♪ festive. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you earn. it's the card for people who ke more cash. what's in your wallet? gerri: pres
the fiscal cliff talks? and some new years resolutions on congress. we will be right back. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty mh access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. gerri: it is official coming house will be back to deal with the fiscal cliff monday afternoon. harry reid asked the politicians to blame john boehner for everything. joining me now, chairman and cofounder. great to have you back. i mean, come on, harry reid was crazy today. >> american people i don't think understand the house of representatives is operating without the house of representatives. it iit's being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker. gerri: how do you respond to that? john boehner quinones says to make everything not happen? >>
yore to you. well, time is running out to make some kind of deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. it now looks like no votes today. coming up next, former chairman of the white house economic advisers, ed lazear, and why tax hikes are not the answer. liz: the stakes are high. wilbur ross says we could fall into another recession if a deal can't be reached, but guess what? he's investing nevertheless. he's and comparing us to greece, but either way we'll find out what he's buying. he's joining us live later this hour on the phone. you don't want to miss it. ♪ david: let's get down to basics here. is there any notion of reality still working inside the beltway at all? yesterday the president said the following in terms of what he is doing cutting spending. take a listen. >> if you look at my track record over the last two years, i cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011. i campaigned on the promise of being willing to reduce the deficit in the a serious way, in a balanced approach of spending cuts and tax increases over on the wealthy while keeping middle taxes low. david: okay.
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for being with us. bill beach from the heritage foundation. the white house meeting on the fiscal cliff is less than an hour away. we will tell you which companies will be first to get slammed by automatic spending cuts and tax hikes and still ahead a critical weekend for retailers, analyst christian betts says shoppers have all the power right now. she is here coming up but as we do every day at this time we want to check how oil is moving. she's still the one for you - you know it even after all these years. but your erectiledysfun- you know,that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anyme the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is t only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needingo go frequently or urgently. tell your doctorbout all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcoh
headlines. investor showing little cheer on christmas eve. fiscal cliff walls dominated today's shortened trading session. fiscal cliff deadlocked given another jolt to the so-called fear index. it has been a tough year for yobbo shareholders. they upgraded its target to $26 a share. yahoo! shares up more than 1.5%. it is the last day, actually, we have several hours left to run to the mall to get gifts. maybe you are a bargain shopper waiting to get a good deal. braving the christmas crowd at the glendale galleria in glendale, california. how packed is the mall? >> i have to tell you, either a lot of people pushed it to the wire this year or they are just here for the great sales. either way, retailers are counting on procrastinators. here at the galleria, i am told they are seeing a record number of shoppers. there is no lack of shoppers here today on christmas eve. discounts are so great they just cannot stay away. crowds over the weekend have been hitting the walls all across california and the west coast. stores are staying open later. they are extending their hours. they are slashin
you, gerri. gerri: president obama is in washington negotiating a deal to revert the fiscal cliff. the first time and there are 500 billion in tax hikes coming your way. december 31. grover norquist from the president of americans for tax reform are warning that that is only the start of our problem. >> in addition to the bush tax cuts, 500 billion-dollar tax increases, a trillion dollars in obamacare taxes, all the taxes to pay for that free health care we are supposed to get. 90% of the tax increases to pay for obamacare were convenient postponed until after obama got himself safely reelected. they begin to hit january 1 of this coming year. they are unpleasant. gerri: absolutely unpleasant. it is a disincentive to invest into work. i don't know what people are going to do down the road. now it seems that people are saying it's up to the senate. it in the senate ballpark now to do something and to get some kind of bill. will they do anything at all? >> all the focus has been on president obama and the house of representatives. the leader, speaker boehner. some of us went to publ
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